I get asked all the time how do I do it? And every single time I just laugh and say I don’t know. I really don’t know how I do it, and if I were honest most days I feel like I didn’t accomplish anything and I was far, very far away from being super mom.
Jordan was traveling every week over the past two months, only coming back home on the weekends. So for the last two months it’s been just this mama holding down the fort (I have a whole new level of appreciation for single parents). This last week I feel like it all finally caught up to me, and I was one disaster away from having a nervous breakdown. The pressure and the work load cracked me and it wasn’t pretty.
You see, many of my friends think that because I have a blog I get free clothes all the time, and all I do is look pretty and take pictures. But let me just say that this is a FULL time job. This has become my third baby, and I have made a business out of it, so there is SO much more than just taking pictures and looking pretty. So Aside from the blogging and being the CEO of Uptown with Elly Brown I am also busy being a homemaker, a mother, a wife, a chef, a house keeper, a chauffeur, a personal assistant and so much more! I have my hands, plate (and heart of course) are full!
It’s easy to portray a perfect life on social media. It’s also very easy for me to get caught up in trying to be the perfect super mom who has it all together. But you know what I have learned about being super mom? I’ve learned that a super mom isn’t afraid to ask for help and what makes her super isn’t herself, but rather the people around her. It’s her family cheering her on every step of the way, it’s her girl tribe who is willing to help pick up the pieces and to give a listening ear. It’s her husband who loves her unconditionally and is her biggest cheerleader, and it’s her kids who love her despite her having a bad mommy day and most of all it’s God giving her the strength and wisdom she needs to handle it all.
I am not where I would be today with those around me. My husband who supports and puts up with my latin self. My family who cheer me on every step of the way, and my girl tribe who have helped me pick up the pieces and that have laughed at all my craziness.
I want to leave you with this last thought, if you don’t have a support system- get one! And if you can’t find someone I will be one for you (not joking!). Life is not meant to be lived alone, you were created to have community. If you have your support system, thank them, love them and invest in them in the way they invest in you. Because at the end of the day, you are only super because of those super people around you!
Have a great weekend!
Photos by Ailee Petrovic